I love the song ‘Something Stupid‘ by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman which was released in 2001. It was, of course, first made famous by the legendary Frank Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy Sinatra in 1967.

Recently, I started using both versions in my lessons for two reasons: one, I just love it and never tire of listening to it and two, it has some great rhyming words which helps my clients appreciate the melodic sounds of the English Language.

If you are an English Language Learner, listen to the song and the melody. Then, read the lyrics as you re-listen to the song. Try singing along to it and you’ll see that you will pick the rhyming words before they are sung. Enjoy!

 

 

Lyrics

I know I stand in line 
Until you think you have the time 
To spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance
I know that there’s a chance 
You won’t be leaving with meThen afterwards we drop into a quiet little place
And have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you I can see it in your eyes 
That you despise the same old lines 
You heard the night before
And though it’s just a line to you
For me it’s true 
And never seemed so right beforeI practice every day to find some clever
lines to say 
To make the meaning come true
But then I think I’ll wait until the evening
gets late
And I’m alone with you The time is right
Your perfume fills my head
The stars get red 
And oh the night’s so blue 
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you 
I love you…

 

What’s ‘something stupid‘ referring to in this song?

Have you ever done something stupid in a romantic relationship?

 

Until the next time.

Shanthi

 

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